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Common Darter

By Keith-Mckevitt  
Hi all, this image was taken in France and is very very similar to my last Dragonfly upload. I had great difficulty in deciding which one was the best so would appreciate any constructive comments. I like the glisten from the sun on the wings of the last one but I think I prefer the square format on this and I'm not sure if it's a bit sharper.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: Alison_S, ElmsArt, canongirl08 and 44 more

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canongirl08 17 18 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2006 2:58PM
Excellent capture,Lovely detail
18 Aug 2006 3:02PM
I think its near perfect! Wonderful clarity and color, crop and DOF are nice too!
Bridie 16 6
18 Aug 2006 3:03PM
Stunning image well done
49er 16 564
18 Aug 2006 3:21PM
Good details and light...

Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
18 Aug 2006 3:31PM
Excellent macro shot, great clarity and detail
Pogs 16 13 England
18 Aug 2006 3:39PM
I like the glisten too. Great background. Should have loads more attention this.
mirceax 16
18 Aug 2006 4:11PM
wow, great detail,super macro shot.
CanonMan 21 588 4 England
18 Aug 2006 4:31PM
Another great shot. This one doesn't have the stick to the rear of the dragon like your other shot and it does look to have more detail in the body and tail. I think this is the better of the two shots.
18 Aug 2006 4:42PM
Thanks for your help everyone.
18 Aug 2006 5:45PM
Well taken with great detail!

liparig 18 233 United States
18 Aug 2006 5:49PM
amazing macro closepup and excellent sharpness
MaryMac 17 258 1 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2006 6:18PM
beautiful clarity and image
18 Aug 2006 7:18PM
great macro shot.

pcjackso Junior Member 17 7
18 Aug 2006 8:57PM
A beauty Keith,a great it
chrissd 17 304 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2006 4:44AM
excellent shot, background is perfect
biggus 18 6 England
19 Aug 2006 6:45AM
Nice image, especially the sun on the wings as you have said. Good use of depth of field to emphasise the subject.
adderman 17 8 1
19 Aug 2006 1:45PM
Great shot Keith and very well presented.

Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
19 Aug 2006 6:40PM
Vry glad to give it the 30th click! The detail is superb, and I think I like this comp the better of the two you mentioned. It is very nicely set off.
glazzaro 18 70 23 United States
19 Aug 2006 11:37PM
Good clean shot, well taken, Spot on! Click!!!

VNelson 18 3 United States
20 Aug 2006 4:12AM
Great DOF, and the simple BG displays the veination to perfection.

PLCimagery 16 78 1 England
20 Aug 2006 6:54AM

Great dof. Nice pose!!

tomcat 17 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2006 10:35AM
Detail and background spot on Keith

tomcat 17 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2006 10:37AM
Detail and background spot on Keith

Ceciliat 18 6 Philippines
21 Aug 2006 2:13AM
Excellent shot, love the colour,detail and composition. Nice work Keith...
Gecko 16 25 Australia
21 Aug 2006 7:54AM
Great shot, light, detail and presentation. Pam
Julian 18 76 3 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2006 10:55AM
Good lighting, nice pose and attitude but would like to see it in larger version. Eyes look a little blurred on the smaller one but other than that lovely.

iajacks 17 24 England
22 Aug 2006 9:28AM
i can not get 6 yards from these things before they fly off never mind 60mm.

well done on the shot. IAJACKS
phototime 16 8 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2006 10:54PM
Another excellent shot with great colour and detail,lovely light well taken.
ericfaragh Plus
19 149 6 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2006 9:45PM
Outstanding macro, excellent pose and composition.
8 Feb 2007 6:02PM
Great shot of a very tricky subject - I mange OK with Damselflys and hope to get some of these this summer.

This is the best of the three that you have on.

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